News & Events

Events
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson visited Kids Research as part of the Westmead Research Hub tour on Thursday, August 1st 2019. The Governor and Mr Wilson started their tour by visiting Westmead Institute for Medical Research followed by Kids Research and Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI). While at Kids Resear...
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Toxicology
A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has outlined that one in four children may be exposed to a substance that will require a call to the Poisons Information Centre before they turn five. The paper, written in conjunction with Australia’s four Poisons Information Centres and The University of Sydney, sheds light on the variety of poisoning exposures in Australia. It also highl...
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Research
A new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has shown that appendix removal by keyhole surgery, known medically as laparoscopic appendicectomy, leads to better health outcomes and reduced hospitals stays for children when compared to open surgery. Led by researchers at the University of Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, the study of 23,961 children in NSW used d...
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Research nurse Cliodhna McCaughey, Naomi Adams, Stephanie Richardson and Petrina Hetherington at the Clinical Research Centre
Nurses
This Saturday, 12 May, is International Nurses Day, a chance for us to celebrate nurses and midwives all around the world, and recognise the invaluable contribution they make to healthcare. At Kids Research, our many dedicated research nurses work tirelessly to help children live their healthiest lives through allowing access to novel therapies and innovative research in a safe, family-friendl...
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Technology
In a recent study published in Pain Practice, a new biofeedback relaxation app, BrighHearts, was found to help most young patients cope better with the pain and anxiety of procedures. "BrightHearts taps into children's interest in devices like smartphones and tablets," said Dr Angie Morrow from Kids Rehab and senior lecturer in pediatrics and child health at The Children's Hospital at Westmead...
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Research
A study published in Pediatric Anaesthesia shows that children under four years of age exposed to anaesthesia have a greater risk of poorer development and lower scores on numeracy and reading scores. The more exposure to anaesthetics, the greater the risk, the study found. The finding is based on a data-linkage study of over 210,000 children in New South Wales, Australia. The researchers c...
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Clinical Research Centre
The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier for NSW and the Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Medical Research today officially opened the Clinical Research Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Based within Kids Research, the state of the art Clinical Research Centre (CRC) was constructed as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project and is a purpose built paediatric clinical t...
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  • 22 January 2018
Construction of the new, purpose-designed paediatric Clinical Research Centre (CRC) at Kids Research  (KR) is now complete, with the builders handing over the site last week.   The CRC is the first of its kind in NSW and equal to facilities at leading paediatric hospitals internationally. It is part of the KR project at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, as part of the Westmea...
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  • 18 October 2017
Moving in
Our staff  have moved in and  begun work in  refurbished office space, completing Stage 1 of construction. This new  flexible work environment has  a high focus work zone and a  hub for socialising, collaborative work, meals and events. The 10 new meeting srooms include conference  rooms with advanced AV capabilities  and small rooms for...
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  • 13 July 2017
Stage One of the KRI building works is making excellent progress.  Twenty- two staff enjoyed a tour last week of a very empty floor space but, to the excitement of the KRI Project Team, framing up for the meeting rooms has commenced. Stage One is refurbished office and meeting rooms. Stage Two is the new clinical trials centre.  
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